Course Description

In this course, we will get an overview of the main historical events, areas of linguistic significance, and other contributing factors that led to the modern English language. This will include a brief examination of the areas of linguistics for better understanding, some aspects of contributory languages, and current processes and reasoning for language changes like slang, new words, etc.


Instructor: Taylor Thompson

Location: Broadmoor United Methodist Church

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Section Title
A Short History of English
1:15PM to 2:15PM
Jul 09, 2024 to Jul 30, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
OLSHORT non-credit $20.00 Click here to get more information
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English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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